Posted By News On February 1, 2017 - 9:31pm
The international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium has uncovered 83 new DNA changes that affect human height, some rare but some adjusting height by more than 2 centimeters. The 700,000-plus-person study also found several genes pointing to previously unknown biological pathways involved in skeletal growth.
Posted By News On February 1, 2017 - 8:40pm
A paper published today finds that very little research into how males and females respond differently to climate change has been carried out, and that could be a real goldmine for advocates of policy changes.
Posted By News On February 1, 2017 - 7:02pm
An analysis after the arrest of nearly 400 illegal immigrant workers at a kosher slaughterhouse in Iowa has led scholars to link immigration raid worry to low-birth weight babies. The Postville raid of 2008 was, at the time, the largest single-site federal immigration raid in US history.
Posted By News On January 31, 2017 - 8:40pm
CR&R Environmental is building a 1.4 mile long 8-inch pipeline to connect its CR&R anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California to
Posted By News On January 31, 2017 - 5:53pm
About 85 percent of the Earth's core is made of iron, while nickel makes up an additional 10 percent. What is the final 5 percent? A variety of of light elements, it's been assumed, but no one knows.
The core, which is the deepest region of the Earth, is composed of a liquid outer core (2900~5100 km in depth) and solid inner core (5100~6400 km in depth). The core is one of the most important "final frontiers" for scientists looking to understand the history of Earth, and the conditions during its formation 4.5 billion years ago.
Posted By News On January 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Millennials need less stress, and a little more time for themselves, in contrast to prior generations who attended college.
Posted By News On January 27, 2017 - 3:57pm
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating the rarest - and potentially one of the most valuable - materials on the planet.
Posted By News On January 24, 2017 - 10:51pm
In a recent survey, 93 percent of women said they experienced at least one of seven side effects, which include nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, pain, arm swelling, shortness of breath and breast skin irritation.
Posted By News On January 24, 2017 - 8:21pm
Postpartum depression is considered much like any other form of depression: New mothers withdraw from family and friends, lose their appetites, and feel sad and irritable much of the time.
A new paper contends there is uniqueness of mood and emotional disorders that arise during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. It uses fMRI, which has not been shown to be valid for diagnosis, but may provide some insight into what's happening.
Posted By News On January 23, 2017 - 6:33pm
Cervical cancer is considered to be rather treatable, and somewhat uncommon, but a new analysis believes the risk of dying from cervical cancer is higher than previously thought.
Less surprisingly, there are still racial differences in mortality.